“Uh-oh, running now, I close my eyes…well, oh, I got stamina And uh-oh, I see another mountain to climb, but I, I, I got stamina…”
Love, love, LOVE today’s Inspirational Jam! Sia’s track, “The Greatest,” with a verse from Kendrick Lamar, stays in rotation on my iPhone.
The song, including the creative music video, is actually a tribute to the victims of the Orlando mass shooting at Pulse nightclub almost two years ago. It has definitely served as encouragement to them, and to many others in the LGBTQ community.
The song is also a major inspiration for me and others as well! While I have never gone through anything as traumatic as this tragedy, I have gone through my share of obstacles. We all have. However, for me, they’ve built stamina to keep pressing on. I hope the same for all of you!
“You shout it out, but I can’t hear a word you say
I’m talking loud, not saying much
I’m criticized, but all your bullets ricochet
You shoot me down, but I get up…” — Sia
I really love the message behind today’s Inspirational Jam!
With David Guetta at the helm of production, singer Sia taking lead vocals on popular track, “Titanium.” Now, just to give some of us a quick science lesson, titanium is a light but strong metal, which is often used for aircraft, spacecraft and missiles because it is so light but still able to withstand very high temperatures.
So, in the song, David and Sia use that metal to refer to us all. We too are like titanium, able to withstand extreme amounts of pressure from our own circumstances or from others who may try to shoot us down. No one goes through this life unscathed, but it’s our ability to stand strong that determines where we get to in life. Hopefully this song gives you a little inspiration today!